03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tech Trends To Watch In 2008

Fact: Over the last 12 months,'s Internet index of 21 leading technology stocks has risen 16%, significantly outperforming the 4% appreciation for the Dow Jones Total Market Index.

Fact: The three hottest stocks in this Internet index have been: Amazon, up 146%, Research In Motion, up 141%, and VeriSign, up 56% for the last 12 months.

Fact: Believe it or not -- Internet stocks can decrease in price. The three worst performing stocks in the index, Monster, Avocent and Interactive, actually lost 23% of their value during the same period.

What explains the difference?